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$20M award adds to historic SEC total

$20M award adds to historic SEC total

Earlier this week, the SEC announced a more than $20 million whistleblower award “to a whistleblower who promptly came forward with valuable information that enabled the SEC to move quickly and initiate an enforcement action against wrongdoers before they could…
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Dodd-Frank Act, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award

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CFTC pays whistleblower $10 million

CFTC Whistleblower Program

Until recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program had only paid out two whistleblower awards, totaling $530,000 ($290,000 and $240,000, respectively), over the entire life of the program.  However, that changed significantly when the CFTC announced…
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SEC Office of the Whistleblower chomping at the bit to pay “big awards”

SEC Office of the Whistleblower

Two distinct themes have emerged from the recent whistleblower awards issued by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower: 1) The SEC’s Whistleblower Office will, if warranted, pay big awards; and 2) The faster a potential whistleblower provides the SEC with…
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Dodd-Frank Act, SEC, Whistleblower award

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IRS Whistleblower Office paid $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015

IRS Whistleblower Office

It appears that the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Whistleblower Office is finally opening up to the idea of whistleblowers.  According to an annual IRS report to Congress, the IRS Whistleblower Office paid out $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015, which…
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IRS, Tax Fraud, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection

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Healthcare fraud settlement nets $400,000 whistleblower award

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has recently announced that Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (“Adventist”) has agreed to pay the government approximately $2.09 million to resolve healthcare fraud allegations that Adventist patients were administered unused portions of single-dose chemotherapy…
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Healthcare Fraud, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award

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DOJ adds another 51 hospitals and $23 million to $250 million Medicare fraud allegations settlement

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced Wednesday that another 51 hospitals have settled with the government to wrap up a Medicare fraud suit filed under the False Claims Act. In 2008, the government began a federal probe sparked by allegations…
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False Claims Act, medical fraud, Medicare, Whistleblower award

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Centerra to pay $7.4 million to settle Qui Tam lawsuit

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced that Centerra Services International Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $7.4 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit in relation to alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  According to the DOJ,…
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False Claims Act, Whistleblower award

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Colorado to pay $280,000 to prisons whistleblower

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A whistleblower formerly employed by the Colorado prison system will be paid  $280,000 to settle her complaint that the state tried to punish and silence her for her whistleblowing activities. Maureen O’Keefe, the former director of Colorado Department of Corrections’…
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Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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